Green Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles using Terminalia ferdinandiana Leaf Extract: Characterization and Evaluation of their Biological Activities

Project: HDR ProjectPhD

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Metal nanoparticles produced by green methods have received global attention due to their extensive applications in the biomedical field and their environmentally friendly nature. Nanoparticles produced by plants are more stable and suitable for large-scale biosynthesis. Kakadu plum is an Australian native plant endemic to the Northern Territory and has been used as a food source and traditional medicine from its early years by indigenous Australians. Modern days it is used to produce value-added products such as jams, preserves, ice cream, beverages, and cosmetic products due to its high Vitamin C, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
This research aims to synthesise different metal nanoparticles conjugated with Kakadu plum and leaf extracts to investigate the possibility of increasing the efficacy of potential medicinal properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer, in the Kakadu plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) plant extracts. In addition, we will use molecular modelling to evaluate the phytochemical components in the plant extracts that will preferentially absorb to different types of nanoparticle surfaces.
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